A decade after their debut release, The Melody And The Energetic Nature of Volume, EVANS BLUE gears up for the launch of their 5th studio album with long-time producer Trevor Kustiak, titled Letters From The Dead, which will be released by Sounds+Sights on April 15th, 2016. The first single "iGod" is available for sale and streaming through all major digital outlets, with early airplay on SiriusXM, and two other brand new tracks “Just Once” and “Invisible Catastrophe” are available for instant download with an iTunes album pre-order. All three songs have lyric videos on the Evans|Blue YouTube channel.
As with each of their albums, EVANS BLUE's sound has evolved once again – Letters From The Dead is definitely heavier – but it still holds true to the band's melodic core sound that was created a decade ago. Lyrically, singer Dan Chandler tapped into deep-seated, raw emotion for the new single. "’iGod’ depicts our failure to recognize or consider a perspective other than our own," Chandler relates, "To suggest or assume our ideas take priority over someone else's only promotes conflict between two people who are very much the same otherwise."
When asked about the new album, Chandler elaborates, “Letters From The Dead is possibly the most aggressive Evans Blue album to date, but the message is not one of anger; it is the realization of our own mistaken identity. When it's all said and done, how much of our lives did we live replaying the past or writing tomorrow before waking up to the idea that the only thing that truly exists is now?”
Four years have passed since the band last released new music, but Chandler credits their passionate and dedicated fans, the E|B Nation, for the band’s continued positive, forward momentum, “I feel like I have a lot of people backing me up and supporting where we’re headed as a band.” New fans all over the world continue to share and discover the music every day, as evidenced by solid continued sales, over 12,000,000 recent Spotify streams and tens of millions of YouTube views.
The band will play shows in San Antonio and Houston to coincide with the release of the 13-song album the weekend of April 15th, and more tour details are coming soon… #EBnation
Dan Chandler // vocals
V // lead guitar
Parker Lauzon // guitar
Joe Pitter // bass
Drums on the new album by Jason Pierce (Our Lady Peace, Paramore)